Two HCC maintenance staff members attached the Acoustiblok Wallcover material to the room’s four walls using spray adhesive. A simple box cutter was used to create cutouts for electrical sockets and light switch panels. Each section was aligned directly to each other, with one installer working from the top and one from the bottom to align and press the material securely to the wall.
Acoustiblok-Wallcover’s silver fabric finish was painted a pale yellow, rendering the noise barrier material undetectable. HCC was the first to install Acoustiblok-Wallcover, an option that spared them the expense and mess of removing the existing drywall to attach Acoustiblok’s traditional 3mm noise abatement material directly to the studs, which would have required hanging new drywall, and time-consuming permitting and bureaucratic red tape.
“The Acoustiblok-Wallcover has been great at keeping out the noise from people in the hallway and the surrounding offices,” Barry said. “Noises at that decibel range are now almost nonexistent; the room is far superior to what we had before this installation.”
Barry said that once the trim and caulking was completed, a coat of paint gave the room the polished look that they were after.
Before installing the Acoustiblok Wallcover, Acoustiblok’s standard 3mm sound abatement material was installed in the room’s ceiling to block noise from above, creating the serious level of soundproofing necessary for recording.
Lahnie Johnson, president and founder of Acoustiblok, Inc., says the application of Acoustiblok-Wallcover in the HCC sound room, and the standard 3mm Acoustiblok material laid inside the ceiling tiles provides a perfect example for achieving substantial results with minimal skilled labor and investment.
“We are happy to help colleges and universities achieve successful soundproofing in projects like this one at HCC, and are thrilled that our new Acoustiblok Wallcover provided the sound barrier they needed for this recording studio, without any need to tear out walls or hire additional contractors,” Johnson said.
“Before the development of Acoustiblok Wallcover, no scientifically proven noise barrier solution existed that could be applied to an existing wall.”